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Mitch PerryDecember 6, 2016

By just 65 votes, Luis Viera defeated Jim Davison in the Tampa City Council District 7 special run-off election, taking 50.64 percent to Davison’s 49.36 percent, a difference of only a single percentage point. Viera received 2,588 votes to Davison’s 2,523, just 65 votes out of 5,120 cast. The special election was held to succeed Lisa Montelione, who […]

Mitch PerryNovember 22, 2016

A plurality of voters in Tampa’s City Council District 7 continue to show support for emergency room physician Jim Davison, a new survey shows. Davison leads attorney Luis Viera by 42-35 percent, according to a new poll released Tuesday by St. Pete Polls. Twenty-three percent of voters say they are unsure. Davison, the only registered Republican in the original […]

Bob SparksNovember 9, 2016

With so many high-profile races going on in Florida, other contests were on the ballot, but under the radar. Florida Politics pointed out 10 of those down-ballot races to watch with backgrounds on each. While not as momentous as Donald Trump winning Florida, these races were interesting in their own right. Miami-Dade County Mayor Republican Mayor Carlos Gimenez went from a […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterNovember 8, 2016

Presidential races get all the attention, but it’s the folks down ballot that make the real decisions. In the Sunshine State, there’s no shortage of high intensity — and sometimes high drama — battles for office. And we aren’t talking about the races for state House and Senate. There have been allegations of election fraud in a […]

Mitch PerryMay 10, 2016

Rick Scott takes his act to Washington on Wednesday, where the Florida governor hopes to rally members of Congress to approve President Obama‘s request for $1.9 billion to combat the spread of the Zika virus. So what is the hold-up? The virus seems only to be getting greater penetration into the U.S.  On Monday, the Florida Department of Health announced two […]

Mitch PerryNovember 25, 2015

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday immediately restoring voting rights to more than 100,000 ex-felons convicted of nonviolent offenses. “This disenfranchisement makes no sense,” Beshear, a Democrat, said in his announcement. “It makes no sense because it dilutes the energy of democracy, which functions only if all classes and categories of people have a […]


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